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8 Unforgettable Medical and Hospitals Scandals in the United Kingdom
The UK Healthcare system is failing repeatedly in the quality and safety of care. The National Health Service (NHS) is now under more criticism resulting from the sixth death due to hospital food being contaminated.
Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals
US government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit.
Too many children in UK mental health hospitals, says report
Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report.
UK private hospitals 'must do more to keep patients safe'
Private hospitals in the UK must do more to keep patients safe and prevent rogue surgeons like Ian Paterson from harming anyone again, the Royal College of Surgeons said.
Most doctors fear hospitals won't cope this winter
More than half of doctors fear that their hospital will be unable to cope this winter, according to a poll which also found fewer than a third had been involved in any planning for the coming months.
Clostridium difficile infections decrease 36% in Canadian hospitals
Rates of C. difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with severe illness and deaths is the most common strain, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Many, but not all, hospitals require flu shots for staffers
With this year's terrible flu season a fresh memory, a new study finds that more US hospitals are requiring staffers to get flu shots, but VA hospitals lag behind.
Syria forces uncover tunnels, underground hospitals used by militants in Eastern Ghouta
Syrian military forces have discovered a network of long tunnels as well as underground makeshift field hospitals once used by foreign-sponsored militants, who controlled Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.
Hospitals cancelling urgent surgery despite NHS bosses' orders
Hospitals in the UK have been cancelling urgent surgery for patients with cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses, despite NHS bosses’ orders not to delay such operations.
UK’s NHS hospitals unable to fill thousands of vacant posts
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is short of more than 100,000 staff, and some hospitals are struggling to fill as many as 1,600 vacancies, according to new research that has sparked fresh fears about patient safety.
UK Hospitals to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars
‘Super-sized’ chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, UK’s National Health System said.
Northern Indian state suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children (video)
India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has suspended the head of a hospital where at least 60 children died, while the federal health minister on Sunday vowed action against the culprits, as state and hospital officials traded blame over funding matters.
Fewer US hospitals can care for children
In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room — whether for a routine or a serious problem — is likely to be transferred to a second hospital for care, a ‘potentially concerning’ trend that’s being reported by physicians throughout the United States, researchers said.

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